Pacific Legends squad line up announced
03 September 2019
Pacific Legends have unveiled a squad stacked with fire-power and big names from the recent past for their clash against the New Zealand Barbarians in Hamilton on Saturday 7 September.
The Pacific Legends will play the New Zealand Barbarian Legends in a midday match organised to raise awareness of the diabetes and obesity epidemic affecting many New Zealand communities, and especially the Pacific Island and Māori communities.
Coached by Tana Umaga, the Pacific Legends squad features former internationals from Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia, recently retired sevens stars, including former Manu Samoa player, now CEO of SouthSeas Healthcare, Lemalu Silao Vaisola-Sefo.
“Rugby played a big part in my life growing up,” says Lemalu.
“This is a great cause and I feel very blessed to be selected as part of the Pacific Legends among the giants of rugby and working alongside high profile rugby players, role modelling healthier lifestyles to fight obesity and diabetes.”
“My mother was diagnosed with diabetes, so this is a personal and professional challenge for me to make a positive difference and lead the way for healthy lifestyles.”
“Rugby provides a great platform and I look forward to dedicating my time on the field to my mother and raising awareness about obesity and diabetes in our communities. I look forward to the game and reconnecting with the boys.”
The all-star clash will kick off at 12.10pm at FMG Stadium Waikato prior to the All Blacks vs Tonga match at 2.35pm.
Pacific Legends Squad:
Inoke Afeaki, Tomasi Cama, Graham Dewes, DJ Forbes, Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, Frank Halai, Jeff Ierome, Roy Kinikinilau, Nili Latu, Filipo Levi, Lua Lokotui, Laisa Maasi, Deacon Manu, Seilala Mapusua, Onehunga Mata’uiau, Luke Mealamu, Mikaele Pesamino, Junior Poluleuigaga, John Senio, Semo Sititi, Hale T Pole, Justin Va’a, To’o Vaega, Samiu Vahafolau, Lesley Vainikolo, Lemalu Silao Vaisola-Sefo, Tanner Vili, Gavin Williams, Radike Samo
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